Another big day on the trail for the Great Southern Brevet riders. Large groups tackling the Old Dunstan Road and Danseys Pass.
Wind has added some spice to the challenge but sounds like mixed fortunes. Those crossing Rough Ridge and the Rock and Pillar Range enjoyed a tailwind while those making a final push for home headed straight into it on the stretch to Kurow.
Times up the Haka are slow at the moment but the southerly change is on it's way. Those in Middlemarch may just pick up the jetstream back to Tekapo tomorrow!
SMS with Daniel Roberts
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:23:23
Don't know if I am Thomas
The Tank Engine or the Fat Controller - but nonetheless I am here
SMS with jasper van der lingen
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:25:20
Kuraw. Great ride over danseys. See how far I get up haka tonight.
SMS with Chaplow Paul
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:04:10
In Kurow, a big feed then 100km into strong NW wind to get back to Tekapo. Wouldn't want an easy finish!
SMS with Mark Wallace
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:04:12
Kurow. More head winds but supposed to swing around tonight. Gonna have a crack at making tekapo tonight
SMS with Nic Kelly
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:04:14
Wicked ride across the tops!
SMS with Greg Thurlow
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:05:11
Middle march.windy as Wellington on dunstan
SMS with Geoff Tilbrook
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:05:14
SMS with Paul and Diana Conner
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:05:18
At Middlemarch. What a day. Bike sailing over the top. Waiting for the southerly for a lift to Ranfurly or Hyde.
Just enjoyed my first cheese roll for 4 days. Couldn't find one in Southland!
Life is good.
SMS with Phil Chapman
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:11:19
Epic patagonia strength winds 2day, waiting until th southerly kicks in b4 smashing th snail trail. Never wanted a southerly so much b4
SMS with Neil Charters
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:25:45
Wow, that was serious wind on the old dunstan. Good times! Just waiting for the wind to turn to get us towards ranfurly
SMS with Arran Pearson
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:32:11
I'm in Kurow and was wondering if anyone packed a spare knee, I seem to need one
SMS with Phillip Pickering
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:56:09
Hi David ,now in Middlemarch
SMS with jenny cossey
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:00:01
Matilda is having a manicure in the alex bike shop. 9 four wheel drives on the old man range turned every thing into mud before the snow
SMS with Graeme Noble
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:14:40
In middlemarch food shop attending to low fuel tank. Awesome tail wind today :-)